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Music Spotlight! (Sunday, September 19, 2021)

Special Music "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" by Thomas A. Dorsey, Arr. Jack Schrader Known as the "Father of Black Gospel Music," Thomas A. Dorsey   (1899-1993)  combined African American church hymns with blues and jazz--a "worldly" combination that fired up controversy at first but set the tone for gospel music for decades to come. "Precious Lord" was written in 1932 out of tragedy. "Back in 1932 I was 32 years old and a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago’s Southside. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis, where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn’t want to go. Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child. But a lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis. . . . ". . . In the steaming St. Louis heat, the crowd called on me to sing again and again. When I finally sat down, a messenger boy ran up with a Western Union tele

September Card Shower

Please join the Congregational Care Committee in sending cards of warm wishes to our following members this month: Vickie Duncan Betty Lambert You may find their addresses on Realm (by signing in) or by calling the church office. Thanks for participating in our Card Shower!

Worship Resources (Sunday, September 19, 2021)

Worship Resources Paperless Bulletin: September 19, 2021 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 ; 1 John 1:1-10 Sermon Preview: Letters from an Elder Online Invitation to Worship: Youtube or Facebook Hymns & Music: Music Spotlight Liturgy Explanations: Why We Worship This Way Get Involved: Events The Pink Sheet: Prayers and Praises Give to the Church: Make an Offering

Prayers and Praises (Week of September 19, 2021)

  Prayers & Praises Please be in prayer this week for:   Bob and Roxanne Lueck, Leo Adames, Anita Randolph, Lee Persinger (niece of Larry and Charene Watson), William Jennings (father of Perry and Dianne York's son-in-law, Patrick and Cayce Stephens Jennings), and Dennis Moore. Please continue to pray for: Don Atkins, Florence Bailey, Don Beck, Jay and Diane Bowland, Sara Brooks, Melanie Cobb, Bessie Costanza, Vickie Duncan, Abigail Henson, Ruby Jean McLeod, Lew Metts, and Arch Shuler, the FPC Bicentennial and Capital Campaigns, the FPC Christian Ed Program, as well as those in LaGonave, Haiti, Rwanda, and South Sudan.  We give praise for: A new group of yo ung people beginning their confirmation journey this fall. The soft opening of " Seasons ," a program for the special needs community.

Get Involved: Events (Week of September 19, 2021)

  Events Sunday, September 19 9:00 a.m.   Choir Rehearsal (in Choir Room) Women's Friendship Sunday School Class Men's Brotherhood Sunday School Class 10:00 a.m.  Morning Worship Children's Church & Sunday School (after Scripture reading; nursery available) PreK-4 in Chapel 5th-8th Grade in Parlor 5:00 p.m. Missions and Service Committee Meeting (Fellowship Hall) 6:00 p.m. Session Meeting (in Chapel) Tuesday, September 21 5:00 p.m.  Yoga (in Fellowship Hall) Wednesday, September 22 10:30 a.m.  Bible Study with Pastor Greg Meet in the Library or Join on Zoom   (Meeting ID: 231 246 359; Passcode: 007472) 6:00–7:00 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal (in Bell Room, 2nd Floor of Education Wing) 7:00–8:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal (in Choir Room, 2nd Floor of Education Wing) Thursday, September 23 8:30 a.m.   Yoga (in AOC Gym) Friday, September 24 6:00 p.m. Youth Community Night (AOC)